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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jun 21, 2007 1:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Gun Slingers Of San Francisco

I must repectfully disagree about Jorma being in the honorable mention category. From today's standpoint I agree about the merits of his electric guitar playing BUT back in the day when the S.F. scene exploded it was the Airplane at the top there. To me they were like a huge star - a huge ball of fire that burnt out allmost as quickly as they exploded. Listen to " Bless It's Pointed Little Head" and it's easy to see why. Compare their sound in 67 compared to the Dead and to me, imho, they were clearly more intense and together. Of course the Dead were long distance runners who quickly over took them but at the time, 67-68, I think the Airplance were THE band.

Also, James Gurley had a heavy heavy intensity for that time period too. Before even Hendrix exploded on the scene.

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Poster: Ssag Date: Jun 21, 2007 2:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Gun Slingers Of San Francisco

good call but I still don't think electrically he can run with the other guys I mentioned. Don't get me wrong he is great but not with the others. Jack covered up a lot of Jorma's lack of ability and played more the roll of the soloist in that band. Doesn't take away from how great he is I just think the other guys I mentioned had more.

Here's someone I forgot. Elvin Bishop has some licks and is underrated if you ask me. The man did replace Garcia for one Dead show or part of the show anyways. 6-8-1969 Fillmore West in case anyone is interested.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-06-08.sbd.cotsman.19285.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Jun 21, 2007 10:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Gun Slingers Of San Francisco

have you ever listened to
˝phosphorescent rat˝
or
the mighty power trio w/ bob steeler on drums, who made such albums as ˝america´s choice˝, ˝yellow fever˝, ˝hoppkorv˝ ??? probably not. electric, powerful, almost atonal sound of hot tuna shook the earth in mid 70s, generating more cosmic power and energy than any rock band ever. unique, sonic, electric, hard rock sound

jorma is the master guitarist, electric and acoustic
THE BEST ONE
its just a question of his own preference and reasoning - he´s taking it easy now, playing mostly acoustic. that way he´s gonna be around to teach his grandchildren the magic

in gun lingo: jorma is 44mag, jerry and cipollina were .44mag, while all the others listed were/are in .38sp/9mm - .45 caliber category

just my opinion









This post was modified by fireeagle on 2007-06-22 05:51:53